Participants: State of Colombia, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Corporación Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo
Countries: Colombia
Topics: Human Rights Defenders
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During its 16th session, the Human Rights Council extended the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders, and elected six new members of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, appointing Maina Kiai as the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.

 

Participants: Instituto de Defensa Legal (IDL), Corporación Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo, Centro sobre Derecho y Sociedad of Ecuador (CIDES), Fundación para el Debido Proceso Legal (DPLF), Fundación de Acompañamiento Social de la Iglesia Anglicana del Norte Argentina , Fundación Construir, Movimiento dos Atingidos por Barragens , Corporación Colectivo de Abogados Luis Carlos Pérez, Sociedade de defesa dos directos humanos (SDDH), Corporación Compromiso
Countries:
Topics: Human Rights Defenders

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Participants: Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), Comité de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos en Honduras (COFADEH), Equipo de Reflexión, Investigación de la Compañía de Jesús (ERIC), Centro de los Derechos de las Mujeres (CDM)
Countries: Honduras
Topics: Human Rights Defenders

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GENEVA (22 March 2011) – “From security to the freedoms of peaceful assembly and expression, the Government of Bahrain has ignored key human rights commitments made a month ago,” warned Tuesday a group of UN independent experts*. “These promises have been broken, and the authorities have embarked on a path of multiple human rights violations amidst a dramatic deterioration of peace and security in the country.”

“In light of the discrepancies between reality and expectations, the Government’s commitments are in question,” the experts said recalling two official statements in response to condemnations by the UN human rights chief and experts in relation to the crackdown against peaceful protestors: ‘The Government of Bahrain’s immediate priority is to keep peace and security’ and ‘The people are now able to demonstrate freely on the Pearl Roundabout and can continue to do so.’ (more…)